Universities and colleges set their own admission requirements for higher education courses, so they vary broadly. Depending on the course, students may be able to get into higher education with a range of qualifications. If you're applying to do a course, you may find that work experience is taken into consideration alongside any qualifications you have. Some higher education institutes and colleges offer courses as preparation for a certain type of degrees. They usually don't result in separate criteria as they simply qualify you to enter the degree program itself. Courses can be taught in a broad selection of fields of study.
Urban planning is generally defined as the art and science of laying out a city to maximize quality of life, economic development, and future growth. This discipline usually encompasses elements of civil engineering, city planning, and public policy.
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Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy: Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. [+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy
Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall.
•Theme 1: Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanization
•Theme 2: Eco-restoration in Korea: planning, techniques and experiences... [-]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try ...[+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects
One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.
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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists... [+]
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.
Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists.Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]
Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation - A joint programme of IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, USA ... [+]
The course will enable you to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation.
The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants. They are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experience and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries.... [-]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 95rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of more practical focus ... [+]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 93rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development
Applicants have to select one of the following six specialisations in offer:Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD) Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
In these courses, we offer the opportunity to join two modules of the specialisation period of the master programme: one module in the specialisation of your choice, and one elective module allowing you to tailor the study program to your own needs and interest.... [-]
The CEPT Winter School course on Regeneration of a Historic Town is arranged in cooperation with The Serampore Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark, currently working together with local authorities on six years integrated program for conservation and development of shared Indo- Danish heritage in Serampore, West Bengal. [+]
The CEPT Winter School course on Regeneration of a Historic Town is arranged in cooperation with The Serampore Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark, currently working together with local authorities on six years integrated program for conservation and development of shared Indo- Danish heritage in Serampore, West Bengal. Once a small village on the Hooghly River the settlement developed as a thriving trading post during the late 19th century and more recently it has become an industrial and commercial town that forms part of the greater Kolkata urban conurbation. In a nutshell, the place represents all the problems facing conservation of heritage and urban development in India due to rapid population growth, rising land value, poverty and lack of proper sanitation and infrastructure. The course will address the complex urban development of Serampore today and focus especially on the great challenges of regenerating the historic town through its industrial heritage. The participants will get a firsthand experience on a site of all phases of work relating to the conservation of built heritage, including interaction with property owners and stakeholders, preparing building survey and documentation, condition assessment, proposal for conservation and regeneration, production of booklet and presentation posters, as well as presentation of the proposals. The endeavor is part of a program for creating public awareness about cultural heritage conservation as a means to improve the quality of life and benefit the common good by improving the built environment. Note: For up to 15 students the travel (flight), accommodation... [-]
The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. [+]
One course in two cities! The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities (Barcelona and Almere) with a very different cultural and historical background. Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development.Dates and Schedule
Week 1: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015
Week 2: from 13.07.2015 to 17.07.2015
Course Level: Basic to Intermediate
Credits: This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance... [-]
A Program with Unique Features - ASURED is one of the few international programs worldwide offering education in both urban planning and real estate development within the same program. [+]
The international postgraduate program of Advanced Studies in Urbanism and Real Estate Development (ASURED) is specifically designed for RICS accreditation which was granted on July 18, 2014. RICS (The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London 1868) is a prestigious real estate and urban planning accreditation body.
The 15 European, U.S. and Romanian faculty interact face-to-face with the students in “concentration periods” of two weeks at the CEP facility in Bucharest, a historic monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Each course takes three days and a follow-up period of supervision, advice and grading. Two integrated projects in urbanism and real estate development, workshops on urban development simulation and legal aspects of urban development, a practicum and the final thesis complete the program. ... [-]